Finding some signal in areas with poor cell reception is the modern day's version of black magic: stand on one leg, reach into the air arm outstretched, balance something on your nose and maybe you'll get some data.

Of course, you could just be going a little mad: chances are, that piece of tropical fruit you're clutching isn't helping much, nor is that manic desire to check your email one last time instead of speaking to the people you're with and waiting until you do have some signal again. But still, what's the strangest thing you've done to try and get some signal? [XKCD]